Federal authorities in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil prevented smugglers from escaping in a cargo plane by crashing into the wing with their car.

The smugglers were trying to flee the country with "thousands of pounds of computers and surveillance technology and a bicycle." Police caught up to them just as the plane was taking off, so the driver slams the gas pedal down to the floor and smashes through the left wing hard enough to destroy the car's windshield and the plane.

The harrowing moments were caught on video from the back seat of the squad car. It's impressive to watch and not just because it looks like a scene out of an action flick. It's also amazing that no one was seriously hurt. Maybe just a slight charlie horse from having to leap out of a moving car.

[Via London Telegraph]